It wasn’t so long ago that professionals actually carried two cell phones; one for work and one for personal use. With a growing remote workforce, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend means that employees are ditching the second phone and using their personal devices for everything. Here is what you’ll want to consider before using your personal phone and number for work purposes. We’ll also let you know the best solution for the BYOD conundrum that keeps your personal life private and your work-life balance just right.
The primary risk for using personal lines for business is related to security.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, almost 75% of Americans gave out their personal cell numbers to business associates and clients. The confidential information we store in our cell phones include:
Credit card numbers and more
The more time your number and device stay in the spotlight, the closer you are to falling victim to a savvy hacker.
Your company’s data may also be at risk.
A security breach could leak client lists or other confidential information. Industries including government or healthcare are vulnerable to litigation or civil penalties if sensitive information is divulged. Phones, tablets and other electronic devices are lost or stolen in increasing numbers. When you BYOD to the workplace, be sure to keep your personal and professional security at the forefront.
Business vs. Personal Calls
Keeping business and personal calls separate becomes a challenge, too. Imagine accidently sending a personal text to your boss, your client, or even an entire group of business associates. What if you answer an important business call with a greeting meant for special someone? When you use the same phone number for both personal and business calls, the line becomes blurred. You’ll have to become an expert at switching to work mode right after ending a call to your parents.
Business Calls at all Hours
When you answer business calls at all hours of the day, you’re headed for burn out. Your friends and family will wonder about your priorities, and this will just add to your stress level. Without the right solution, BYOD means saying goodbye to your work life balance. This negativity can be reflected in your work efficiency, service to stakeholders and your overall demeanor.
The Gabbit Solution
Gabbit has the solution for making the BYOD trend work for you and your company. Our cloud based phone systems are accessible with a convenient phone app. Your employees don’t have to give out their cell phone numbers, and they don’t have to carry around a second phone or use extra devices. With the ability to keep work and personal business separate, there won’t be mingling work contacts with personal contacts. There won’t be surprise texts to your best customer intended for your old college roommate.
At Gabbit, we are completely committed
to meeting your communication needs.
Our cloud-based solutions are state-of-the-art, and our services grow with you. We welcome your questions and look forward to showing you what Gabbit can do for your business and employees. Contact us today at 1-855-542-2248, or email@example.com.
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